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at least a couple of years. >> as joe rosato, jr. shows us the building is closing but the art will be on the move and it might be coming to you. >> reporter: anyone who lives in one place long enough knows you accumulate plenty of stuff. when the place is san francisco's museum of modern art that stuff is countless pieces of modern art. >> we have a collection of almost 30,000 objects. it is located in different locations both in the building and outside. >> reporter: closing its doors in june for a two-year renovation the art is getting packed up. every day moving vans show up to haul away a new priceless load and soon cranes will carry out large sculptures. these are very delicate works of art. we have to handle them carefully. >> reporter: this summer they kick off the massive expansion which will more than double space. the museum agreed to build the city a new fire station in exchange for expanding into the old one next door. >> in the annals of american museums i cannot think of another instance where a museum as built the new firehouse for its community in order to be a
to be good. nbc bay area joe rosato, jr. got a look inside and outside the new building today. here is the tour. >> reporter: for over four decades san francisco's famed exploratorium has found clever ways to enlighten visitors about science. now as it readies to open its new home on san francisco's water front it seems it is the museum that is finding the light. >> we have windows for the first time really. we get to bring the outdoors indoors, as well. >> reporter: after 44 years the museum is reopening on the 330,000 square foot glass wall palace on pier 15. >> when you have 44 years to prototype and get to start with a blank campus what do you do differently? >> you start by bringing along the science exhibits and then add 150 new ones like the 330-year-old stump of a douglas fur tree. >> it is an opportunity for them to look at a very large organism and in a different way. >> reporter: there is an ex ploruation station where people can eye ball things like the dissection of an eye ball of a cow. >> it is overpowering it so it comes out yellow. >> there is a mirror that makes im
at the ceremony as joe rosato, jr. shows us it is not about who will be there but who won't. >> reporter: in the long winding ta tale -- as the survivors gathered. >> there were no telephones. there was no internet. so they would meet. >> reporter: since that day survivors have gathered at the fountain every april 18th since to recall the fateful day. with the last survivors now in their hundreds some would turn out providing a human link. >> reaching out and touching history. the survivors that have come in recent years don't have direct memory but know it from their parents. >> reporter: there are now just three known people there that fateful day. one is 111, two are 107. >> it adds to the ambience of the thing. without them i think it will go to rest pretty soon. >> reporter: as the city gathered today for a preanniversary parade 107-year-old bill dell monty turned up. he recalled the story of his father driving the family to the ferry building to escape the destruction. >> i was just born. my brothers told me. >> as the city rises tomorrow at 5:12 a.m. to gather again. >> i just tak
. >> one has been transformed. joe rosato, jr. shows us how it is nourishing a community. >> a slice of country living, fruits hanging from branches, vegetables bursting from shrubs. the surroundings of san francisco's farm reveal this urban escape didn't escape very far. >> we are encouraging tree planting along there to shelter and there will always be traffic noise. >> reporter: the story is it is bumpy for the terrain. the city land was once a junk yard. in the 90s it was turned into a farm but when funding ran out the weeds took over. >> you have artichokes growing nicely there. >> reporter: a group of community volunteers inhave taken it back. >> we show people how to garden, expose people to ecological gardening. >> reporter: everywhere you look there are plants and flowers. >> anybody from anywhere can come and harvest whatever they need when the veggies are ready. >> reporter: the farm is entirely volunteer run. school groups and tourists. there are corporate groups hoping to give employees a taste of nature. >> i think what is happening in cities across america is unused sp
area's joe rosato, jr. >> evidence of a disposable age. we buy things. when we're done with them, we toss them out. when some of that stuff lands at san francisco's rekolg recycling plant. it ends one journey and begins another. >> the things that i'm finding here are fishing poles and kites and umbrellas. >> artist benjamin is happy rooting around in other people's garbage. their cast-offs are his components. he and another artist are the current artists and residents here. for four months they spend uses for things their makers never intended. >> the base is from a drum kit and there's parts from a lamp. >> found the treadmill, cut it down. >> so what i have is this little fan that came from a copy machine. and then this kind of sail that i built from old kites. >> the pallet for their mechanical art lies among the miles of trash unloaded at the plant each day. >> i go out there looking specifically for something for a piece of work. generally, i come back with load of other stuff. >> a snare from a drum. an old telescope. the motor from a windshield wiper. >> somewhere heaped amon
will hopefully get more people out and about bicycling. as joe rosato, jr. shows us you don't need your own bike. >> reporter: we are living in the midst of a bicycle revolution. more and more people are turning to the power of the pedal. soon the bay area will launch the first bike sharing program. >> one main goal is to see how folks might drive less and bike more. >> reporter: starting in august the bay area air quality management district will begin a pilot program geared towards short term bicycling needs. >> with this initial launch we are going to start with 70 stations in five cities. and it's a total of 700 bicycles that will be part of the system. >> reporter: bike sharing programs are popular in washington, d.c., minneapolis and miami. people pay damon andrewsual membership fee to check out a bike at one of the kiosks located between san francisco and san jose. they have 30 minutes to ride to the next kiosk and drop it off. beyond that there is an hourly fee. >> the idea is to help folks to be able to connect from one place to another like from a transit stop to their home or their wo
. in fact, it's a very little one. joe rosato jr. has the story. >> reporter: you don't always know what is behind a door. some doors lead out. some doors keep things in. sometimes doors have their own doors. but it's the tiny door in golden gate park that is getting more attention than most doors do. >> i came across a door and flicked it one day, thought i would check it out. >> reporter: this tiny door showed up about a week ago on the base of an elm tree on the park's concourse. >> out of the normal, nice and small, but pretty cool. it makes may michigan day that much better. >> reporter: no one know why's it got there or why. >> i don't know if any squirrels live inside of it. but it's pretty cool. >> reporter: it's a simple low-tech door carved of wood with a hinge. but news of its appearance has spread across the high-tech world. >> we got a little message from the richmond blog and decided to take a look. and look for the note house. >> a bunch of notes and stuff. it's like a little house. >> reporter: like other things that show up in places they normally don't, people have come
a couple of years. as nbc bay area's joe rosato jr. shows us, the building is closing, but the art will be on the move, and it might be coming to you. anyone who lives in one place long enough, knows you accumulate plenty of stuff. when the place is san francisco's museum of modern art, that stuff is countless pieces of modern art. >> we have a collection of almost 30,000 objects. it's located in a different locations both this the building and outside. >> reporter: with moma closing its doors in june for a two-year renovation, the art is getting packed up. everyday moving fans show up to haul away a new priceless load, and soon cranes will carry off large sculptures from the rooftop garden. >> these are very fragile, very delicate works of art. you have to handle them very, very carefully. >> reporter: this summer moma will kick off its massive expansion which will more than double in space and the museum agreed to build the city a new fire station in exchange for expanding into the old one next door. >> in the annals of american museums, i can not think of another instance where
on the accident. joe rosato jr., nbc bay area news. >>> well, he was off duty, on vacation, and in hawaii. but a police sprang into action. take a look, this is the honolulu airport, in the corner, you see a woman attacking the security officer when corporal justin rogers realized nobody was helping her. you saw him jump into action, pinning the person down, he raised his hand to say he was a police officer, quickly identified himself to a tsa agent, and handed the woman in cuffs to the agent. >>> and if it really helps, spare the air bay, the air quality management district has looked at falling pollution over the last few years and credits spare the air for some of the success. in tonight's reality check, sam brock looks at the numbers to see if the claim is true. >> good afternoon, the numbers don't lie, in this case, the bay area has made huge strides when it comes to improving the air quality. due to industry regulations, better technology, spare the air or all of the above. that is where it gets tricky when figuring out how to dole out credit. from atop the hills in berkeley, you ma
to explain to their kids how an innocent sporting event could turn to tragedy. joe rosato jr. has more from one expert. >> reporter: the imannuges of t blasts striking tragedy at the boston marathon play over and over. pictures of the injured and the aftermath have shaken people across the u.s. and beyond. christey's 9-year-old twin boys haven't yet seen those images, still they know something is wrong. >> i think they overheard something yesterday and they were like there was a bombing? yeah, there was a bombing in boston. >> the bombing took sara back to the day of the newtown shootings when she grappled with how to explain to her sons what had happened. like yesterday, cherry picking information they would hear. >> we really try to focus on the positive from it. look at what good is being done from that and people that are going to help the situation. the people that are stepping up now after the situation is over. >> i think you let children know that people do get hurt in the world and people can help one another heal. >> reporter: parenting expert and author patty whipler says followi
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